‘Taking the waters’ at Body Blitz Spa has been one of my self-care rituals for over ten years. It’s the perfect spot to escape and enjoy the benefits of hydrotherapy. There are many, including:
- relaxing both mind and body
- relieving pain and discomfort
- hydrating, and toning your skin
- enhancing circulation
- increasing elimination of waste products (detoxifying)
- boosting immune function
- regulating metabolic activity
- improving internal organ function
Body Blitz has a warm Dead Sea salt pool, hot Epsom salt pool, cold plunge pool, eucalyptus steam room, and infrared sauna. You can read more about the benefits of each here.
The cold plunge pool can be a challenge, but I always follow the prescribed circuit – alternating between hot and cold. That’s how you get the maximum therapeutic benefit. Give yourself plenty of time so you can linger and repeat your favourites – mine’s the steam room.
Stay hydrated. In addition to water, you can sip a refreshing cold smoothie or soothing hot tea while you recline poolside. Plan to put your phone away and enjoy the break from technology. If you’re like me and crave a little quiet, I suggest visiting on a weekday for a more relaxing experience.
The original Body Blitz (West) is at 471 Adelaide Street West, midway between Bathurst and Spadina.
I haven’t been to the newer Body Blitz East (497 King Street East), but I hear it’s equally restorative.
Whichever location you choose – Enjoy!